Warning to every motorist driving with sunglasses as £1,000 fines issued

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Motorists have been issued a stark warning about the risks of driving while wearing sunglasses. With summer now in full flow, many of us will be opting to wear a set of shades amid the sunny and bright weather.

But experts have urged caution for drivers wearing tinted glasses after sunset. If the police deem that sunglasses restrict vision at night, drivers can end up with a £1,000 fine and three points on their licence.

The warning was made by experts at specialist insurance broker ChoiceQuote. The firm said: "Visibility is often limited when driving in the sun, therefore, drivers may be tempted to wear sunglasses to protect their eyes when making journeys in the summer months. However, motorists who opt for sunglasses that are too dark put themselves at risk of invalidating their car insurance.

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"Drivers could receive three points and up to a £1,000 fine if they are found to be wearing tinted glasses or lenses if they restrict vision or at night. Therefore, it is important to wear appropriate eyewear to maintain good vision to keep you and others on the roads safe."